29.06.2011 27.Siwan, 5771
Yogurt, a perfect summer food, adds flavor and freshness to salads and cooked dishes.
When I spotted creamy rice on an Indian restaurant buffet, I took some, assuming it was rice pudding. Its flavor startled me – it was not sweet. In fact it had a touch of tartness. At the restaurant, a South Indian vegetarian eatery called Woodlands in Chatsworth, California, I learned that the name of the dish is yogurt rice or curd rice, and is popular in the southern part of the subcontinent.
After I got over the initial surprise, I tasted a couple more spoonfuls of the cool, creamy rice and realized that I really liked it. That day the yogurt rice was flavored gently with fresh ginger and green onions. On my next visit it was prepared with cucumbers and mustard seeds….